Weekly Porch: Area Activities, January 18-28, 2018


Below is a list of upcoming activities in or around Benton Park West, a Cherokee Neighborhood.

EAGLE Tower Grove East Open House

Thursday, January 18 from 5-7 pm, EAGLE Prep, 2900 S. Grand

Join us for an open house at EAGLE Tower Grove East. Take a tour, meet teachers and leaders, find out about our academic program and extracurricular opportunities, and submit your lottery application before the February deadline. Light refreshments will be provided. Facebook Invite

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting

Thursday, January 18 from 5:30-6:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

CSBA meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm and covers events, updates and information regarding Cherokee Street, Cherokee Station Special Business District and Cherokee Street Development League. All business owners, residents, property owners, and anyone with an interest in Cherokee Street are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Benton Park West Neighborhood Association Meeting

Thursday, January 18 at 7 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Please join us to hear the neighborhood news and have a chance in interact with your neighbors, 3rd District police, aldermen and NSO. We will review upcoming events and activities. For agenda items and other details, please visit our Events page or the Facebook Invite

Saturday Morning Kids' Art Class

Saturday, January 20 from 10-11:30 am, Messiah Community Center, 2801 Magnolia

In this weekly arts program young people ages 7-13 will learn various art techniques from across the world. Teaching artists from Yeyo Arts Collective will guide students through multiple medias including but not limited to collage, painting and sculpture! Sign up by emailing mcc@messiahstl.org Facebook Invite

Saint Louis Badischer Unterstutzungs-Verein (Annual Dance)

Saturday, January 20 from 6-11 pm, German Cultural Society, 3652 S. Jefferson

Doors open at 6 pm, food/bev at 6:30 pm, The Wendl Band at 7 pm. Attendance prizes and a special performance by the Volkstanzgruppe. All seats reserved. Call Wolfgang Bouwhuis at 314-402-0445. Donations: $10. Facebook Invite

Gravois Park Trash Pickup and Social Hour

Sundays from 9:30-10:30 am, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac

Each Sunday, get to know your neighbors and help make YOUR neighborhood park a better place to play! We'll pick up litter in and around the park while talking and getting to know each other.

Unapologetic Politics with Representative Bruce Franks, Jr.

Sunday, January 21 from 11 am -12 pm, Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road

Rep. Bruce Franks, Jr. represents District 78 of St. Louis City in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2016. In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Franks, Jr. is a small-business owner, operating Kwik Tax Services for six years in St. Louis City. Facebook Invite

Laughter Club

Tuesdays from 6-7 pm, Thomas Dunn Learning Center, 3113 Gasconade

This is a meet up practicing laughter as a tool to reduce stress. It is without charge and lasts from 6:00 - 7:00 PM on Tuesdays. Visit www.tdunn.org for more info or contact Sonial at sonia@tdunn.org

ReVitalize St. Louis Annual Party

Tuesday, January 23 from 6-8 pm, Nexcore, 2631 Gravois

Enjoy delicious finger foods, beer & wine plus plenty of networking opportunities with fellow STL enthusiasts. Raise a glass to our successful 2017 & learn about what we have planned for 2018. Facebook Invite

Tower Grove East Neighborhood Meeting

Tuesday, January 23 from 7-8 pm, Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennesee

Mark your calendars to join us us for the first Tower Grove East Neighborhood Association meeting of 2018! You are invited to stay after the meeting for social hour. Please note: childcare is provided on site. Facebook Invite

Challah Board Working: Jewish Arts & Soul Program

Thursday, January 25 from 6:30-9 pm, Perennial, 3762 S. Broadway

Make your own hardwood challah board sourced from local, fallen trees at Perennial’s upcycling studio. Learn how to saw, plane, and shape your board using a variety of power and hand tools. Add designs with food-safe finishes and learn the proper care of wood boards to make yours last for many Shabbat meals to come! Online registration required: https://north-a-60ols.csi-cloudapp.net/JCCSTL/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2FJCCSTL%2F Facebook Invite

Saturday Morning Kids' Art Class

Saturday, January 27 from 10-11:30 am, Messiah Community Center, 2801 Magnolia

In this weekly arts program young people ages 7-13 will learn various art techniques from across the world. Teaching artists from Yeyo Arts Collective will guide students through multiple medias including but not limited to collage, painting and sculpture! Sign up by emailing mcc@messiahstl.org Facebook Invite

Arch Rival Roller Derby's 10th Annual Trivia Night

Saturday, January 27 from 6-11 pm, German Cultural Society of St. Louis, 3652 S. Jefferson

Cost: Tables of 10, $200 a table. Individual tickets are only sold the night of the event for $20. Beer, wine, soda included. Feel free to bring your own food! No outside alcohol allowed. Facebook Invite

Vices and Virtues Mardi Gras Ball

Saturday, January 27 from 7-11 pm, Lemp Grand Hall, 1817 Cherokee

The annual Vices and Virtues Mardi Gras Ball is a masquerade/black tie event. It will feature creole cuisine and libations by Molly's In Soulard; entertainment by “head-liner” Lola Van Ella, emcee Jade Sinclair, and costume judge Michelle McCausland; and music by the Ultraviolets. General admission is $85. Limited tickets are now available at www.soulard.org Facebook Invite

St. Frances Cabrini Academy Open House

Sunday, January 28 from 1-3 pm, St. Frances Cabrini Academy, 3022 Oregon

St. Frances Cabrini Academy invites you and your family to our Open House. We want you to consider Cabrini as your grade school. There will be attendance and referral prizes. Facebook Invite

Annie, Maya & Mary

Sunday, January 28 at 6 pm, Yeyo Arts, 2907 S. Jefferson

A workshop exploration of the lives and accomplishments of three Saint Louis women: Annie Malone, Maya Angelou, and Mary Meachum. Facebook Invite

SAVE-THE-DATES

  • Predatory Lending & Tax Prep, Tuesday, January 30 from 6:30-8:30 pm, South City Excel Center, 2828 Gravois

  • Tenth Life Cats N' Mats Yoga, Thursday, February 1 at 6 pm, Tenth Life, 3202 Cherokee

  • Truth Initiative, Saturday, February 10 at 11 am, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson

  • Toolbox for Growth: Tools to Executive Business Strategy, Tuesday, February 20 at 6 pm, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson

SPONSORS

A special THANK YOU to The Porch sponsors:

Five Star Senior Center

Lafayette Park United Methodist Church

Nader and Sons

As The Porch Review (BPW newsletter) is printed quarterly, we'll post upcoming activities on Thursdays through the "Weekly Porch." If there's an area activity that you'd like to have included, please send your activity details to scottwmcintosh@yahoo.com.

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